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by TheSmiths
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree Swallow Relocation Strategy
Replies: 15
Views: 230

Re: Tree Swallow Relocation Strategy

If all else fails give Larry Melcher's method a try — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGe51zE8Ppo . TM, there is still plenty of time. The subadults haven't arrived yet. There's also the possibility that an adult pair could lose their housing or abandon due to predation. Our first pair were adults w...
by TheSmiths
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Cool picture I took. Add yours.
Replies: 29
Views: 2587

Re: Cool picture I took. Add yours.

Here's my favorite purple martin roost photo in my colony. Do you still try to discourage them from roosting outside? I'll bet you don't have a buzzard nesting under the deck of your porch at your ranch house. Turkey or Black? We looked outside one day and saw a fish flopping around in the yard. Si...
by TheSmiths
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Tree swallows arrive in New Concord,oh
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Re: Tree swallows arrive in New Concord,oh

We've never even had a tree swallow stop by for a visit. We'd be happy to host some.
by TheSmiths
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Looking for house sparrows/starlings for captive raptors!
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Looking for house sparrows/starlings for captive raptors!

You may be able to get additional sources by posting on the PMCA Facebook group.

Do you accept birds euthanized using carbon dioxide gas? I believe they are safe for consumption.
by TheSmiths
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Winch Question
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: Winch Question

We already have a brake winch, pulley, and wire cable. We even have the winch mounted to the pole. We just can't get a vehicle out there to install the pulley at the top because the ground is too saturated. Putting the polyester rope on the winch was going to be a temporary one-season-only measure u...
by TheSmiths
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wet BO9 Gourds
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: Wet BO9 Gourds

We have a few Bo9s with tunnels and cooling caps and they are always wet inside after it rains. I don't know if the rain is running down the hanging arm and in through the cooling cap holes or if it sheets in through the entrance. One faces north and the other south yet they both get equally wet. It...
by TheSmiths
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Buffalo Gnats
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: Buffalo Gnats

PMCA posted this on their Facebook Group last summer. The link that appears at the bottom of their post can be reached here —> https://www.purplemartin.org/uploads/me ... 9xPCQmlA2Q .
by TheSmiths
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: SY or ASY
Replies: 37
Views: 871

Re: SY or ASY

ASY
by TheSmiths
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Winch Question
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: Winch Question

Thank you for the responses. My FILs rack has the polyester rope and four-part pulley system sold my the PMCA installed on it. I'm not afraid the rope will break as it has only been used one season and is of good quality. I'm afraid it will slip out of our hands or my FIL, who is not in the best of ...
by TheSmiths
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Leap year
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Leap year

...Lambert's cafe (Home of the Throwed Roll). :lol: :lol:
I've caught some of those rolls. :)
by TheSmiths
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Winch Question
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Winch Question

We finished my FIL's owl guard today. Unfortunately, it added quite a bit of weight to his rope & pulley setup. I'm concerned the rope could slip out of our hands causing us an injury or the rope could come untied at the cleat causing the rack to fall and injure the birds. The ground is too saturate...
by TheSmiths
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Research Project - Effects of Hurricanes on Purple Martin Populations
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Research Project - Effects of Hurricanes on Purple Martin Populations

You might receive additional responses by posting in the PMCA Facebook group.
by TheSmiths
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Please help me identify these birds !
Replies: 14
Views: 2926

Re: Please help me identify these birds !

Carolina wrens are delightful little birds that do no harm. Watching them come and go has certainly cheered up some of our dreary winter days. You can see photos of a Carolina wren nest here —> https://www.facebook.com/groups/Prognesubis/search/?query=carolina&epa=SEARCH_BOX . Photos and videos can ...
by TheSmiths
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Best birdseed combination?
Replies: 6
Views: 1865

Re: Best birdseed combination?

You might find the Project FeederWatch website useful. Attached below is the page with info about the types of seed and feeders house sparrows utilize (https://feederwatch.org/learn/common-feeder-birds/ ). Having that info can help you avoid attracting them. We've found the type of feeder and where ...
by TheSmiths
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Martins pair for season... or life?
Replies: 17
Views: 8284

Re: Martins pair for season... or life?

Thanks for the replies, and my question probably is best addressed by actual banding studies. I got the dimorphism angle from a professor while working on my masters degree long ago. it seems to hold here with our geese who arrive each February with their last year brood tagging along. the pair fir...
by TheSmiths
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: DIY winch system?
Replies: 21
Views: 8945

Re: DIY winch system?

I tried to post a video of my first colony 2018 but I wasn't able. Might be my be because of my computer skills are not the best.
It's not your computer skills. I don't believe this forum supports video uploading. You can upload video to the PMCA Facebook Group though.
by TheSmiths
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13210

Re: worried newbe

If I pulled the correct photo this is a very nice area for martins. Nice long pond with open farmland to the south. Do you have much traffic on the main road?
by TheSmiths
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13210

Re: worried newbe

If you can post the area between the street and the woods is the place I hope to move the one in the back to. Hopefully a spot can be found to provide the best option. Are all four photos showing up for you? There is one showing the length of your driveway but the trees are obstructing where it con...
by TheSmiths
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13210

Re: worried newbe

You're very close to Lake Erie which draws a great number of martins. Do you know where the nearest colony to you is located? You are a bit far from the headquarters of the Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association in Akron but they may know of an experienced member nearby who would be willing to talk...
by TheSmiths
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: worried newbe
Replies: 41
Views: 13210

Re: worried newbe

Attempting to post photos for white-out again...

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